Jacksonville | Florida
I absolutely love when I get to be part of family and be there for all their special moments. I think its the coolest part of being a photographer. I first had the privilege of shooting the couple at Chris’s homecoming for his military deployment. If you look close enough, you’ll see one of the photo in Katie’s nursery. I later shot their engagement and wedding. I was thrilled when I learned that they were expecting a little girl and even more excited when they asked me to take her newborn pictures. Miss Katie Belle was born March 30, 2017; 8:30 am, 6 lb and 3 oz. She was 37 weeks & delivered at St. Vincent’s Southside.
About a week or so later I meet the Walker family at their home. Katie had the most adorable pink and grey nursery with little woodland animals. For the shoot, I had splurged at Michaels and picked up a tin bucket and flowers. Thankfully, they had just laid hardwood flooring and had some extra panels. They made the perfect backdrop and I think really made the difference. I am so happy for Chris and Kari and can’t wait to see how their family grows. I asked Kari what her favorite part about being a new mom was and this is what she had to say, “My favorite part about being a new Mom? Wow that’s hard! Katie completes our family. I am loving the days I’m getting to spend bonding with her right now and am enjoying every moment of her being little. I’m trying not to blink because I know it’s going to go by so fast! I love getting to share this with Chris also because I already knew he was an amazing father, so getting to see him with a daughter just completes everything!”